IDI 2016 location

The 4th edition of Incontro DevOps Italia will take place at the Hotel Novotel Bologna Fiera on April 1st, 2016.

This newly built, stylish hotel offers easy access by car and it’s a location with considerable and extensive expertise in organising meetings. If you wish to stay at the hotel during the event days, please mention “Incontro DevOps” while reserving.

Hotel Novotel Bologna Fiera

Via Michelino 73
Tel (+39)051/637771 – Fax (+39)051/519224

GPS. N 44° 30′ 49.23” E 11° 22′ 23.62”

Hotel Novotel Bologna Fiera

Bologna is a major transportation hub in northern Italy and the Novotel can be easily reached in different ways.

Reaching the location by car

Coming via the A14 motorway between Bologna and Taranto, take the Bologna Fiera exit. Coming via the A1 and A13, follow the signs to the A14 and then take the Bologna Fiera exit. The hotel has a private free outdoor parking and a private enclosed outdoor parking as a paid optional.

Reaching the location from the railway station

Bologna main railway station (known as Bologna Centrale) is one of the busiest in Italy with a large number of trains stopping daily both on the traditional and the high-speed railway. From Bologna Centrale you can reach the Novotel with a 15-minute taxi drive or with the city bus number 35 stopping at “Viale Fiera”.

Please note that using the bus involves some walking and may not be suitable with large luggages. You need to leave the railway station from the secondary exit towards “Via de’ Carracci” then go to the “Sacro Cuore” bus stop located in via Giacomo Matteotti (400 m). From there 9 stops of bus 35 towards “Rotonda Baroni”, step out at “Viale Fiera” and walk 850 m to viale Michelino 73.

Reaching the location from the airport

Bologna International Airport (IATA code BLQ) has scheduled flights from multiple European destinations and it’s located close to the city centre and the hotel (10-minute taxi ride). You can reach the railway station using the special BLQ shuttle bus and from there follow the instructions above.

If you land in another airport of northern and central Italy you will be able to reach a local railway station and from there Bologna with a high-speed train (around one hour).